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Kavita Krishnan on her book Fearless Freedom, what empowerment means, and why 'unlearning' propels equality
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Kavita Krishnan on her book Fearless Freedom, what empowerment means, and why 'unlearning' propels equality

Kavita Krishnan's debut book examines the various facets of 'freedom' for women in modern-day India, revealing the deceptive ways in which seemingly benign tropes, hiding in plain sight, disempower women in the garb of emancipation.

Mumbai Uber driver takes passenger to police station after overhearing conversation on CAA protests; taxi aggregator terms incident as 'concerning'
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Mumbai Uber driver takes passenger to police station after overhearing conversation on CAA protests; taxi aggregator terms incident as 'concerning'

Uber came under the scanner on Thursday after an Uber driver on overhearing a phone conversation of a passenger, called the cops to 'turn in' and denounce the passenger as a 'communist'.

Kannan Gopinathan released after being detained by UP Police; ex-IAS officer was on way to attend anti-CAA stir at AMU
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Kannan Gopinathan released after being detained by UP Police; ex-IAS officer was on way to attend anti-CAA stir at AMU

Former IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan had tweeted on Saturday afternoon that he had been detained from Agra, near the Uttar Pradesh border.

Sanjay Hegde moves Delhi HC against suspension of Twitter account, seeks guidelines to curb censorship on social media
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Sanjay Hegde moves Delhi HC against suspension of Twitter account, seeks guidelines to curb censorship on social media

Senior advocate Sanjay Hegde moved the Delhi High Court on Monday, challenging the suspension of his Twitter account

Sanjay Hegde serves legal notice to Twitter demanding restoration of account, public apology
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Sanjay Hegde serves legal notice to Twitter demanding restoration of account, public apology

Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde on Thursday sent a legal notice to Twitter demanding that the social media platform restore his account and 'provide a public apology for damaging his reputation'.

Twitter refuses to restore Sanjay Hegde's account; will take social media giant to court, says SC advocate
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Twitter refuses to restore Sanjay Hegde's account; will take social media giant to court, says SC advocate

Senior advocate Sanjay Hegde's Twitter account had been suspended twice last week, first for his cover image and then for a 2017 tweet.

Masked volunteers carrying rainbow banner disrupt London event criticising abrogation of Article 370 in J&K
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Masked volunteers carrying rainbow banner disrupt London event criticising abrogation of Article 370 in J&K

A group of volunteers wearing masks and carrying a rainbow banner representing the LGBTQ community disrupted an event hosted at SOAS University of London.

4 acquitted in Samjhauta blast case: Pakistan summons Indian envoy; BJP calls verdict 'historic', Opposition slams 'double standards'
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4 acquitted in Samjhauta blast case: Pakistan summons Indian envoy; BJP calls verdict 'historic', Opposition slams 'double standards'

A special NIA Court in Panchkula on Wednesday acquitted all four accused in the 2007 Samjhauta train bombing case for lack of evidence, invoking sharp and wildly contrasting reactions from Pakistan, the Indian government, victims' families and the Opposition.

In Twitter video, rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra calls Barkha Dutt, Shehla Rashid 'traitors', says they should be 'dragged out of homes'
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In Twitter video, rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra calls Barkha Dutt, Shehla Rashid 'traitors', says they should be 'dragged out of homes'

Rebel Aam Adami Party MLA Kapil Mishra is in the news again — this time, for declaring in a video on Twitter that "we will wage a war against traitors" for their anti-national comments. In the clip, he sings that they "should be dragged out of their homes onto the streets".

Triple talaq ordinance garners mixed response: Activists, Congress accuse BJP of treating issue like 'political football'
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Triple talaq ordinance garners mixed response: Activists, Congress accuse BJP of treating issue like 'political football'

Under the ordinance passed by the Union Cabinet, giving instant triple talaq is illegal and void, and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband. The decision has garnered a variety of responses from across the political spectrum.

'Big move to empower women', 'unconstitutional': Reactions pour in as Cabinet approves triple talaq ordinance
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'Big move to empower women', 'unconstitutional': Reactions pour in as Cabinet approves triple talaq ordinance

The Congress alleged that the Centre was taking fake credit for the triple talaq ordinance, whereas activists said not only Muslim men but even Hindus should face action for abandoning their wives.

HNLU students are challenging society to rethink concepts of equality, justice; matter of time before authorities relent
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HNLU students are challenging society to rethink concepts of equality, justice; matter of time before authorities relent

Allegations of sexual harassment by faculty, discrimination between boys and girls with regard to hostel timings, no food facilities after 10.30 pm, arbitrary library timings and all-important administrative positions held by faculty members are among the key issues raised by students.

Protests at HNLU enters second week as law students await concrete decision from interim vice-chancellor
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Protests at HNLU enters second week as law students await concrete decision from interim vice-chancellor

HNLU students have been demanding withdrawal of hostel curfews as well as a host of changes to administrative rules.

Bhima Koregaon probe: Politicians, activists condemn raids and arrests, call it 'undeclared emergency'
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Bhima Koregaon probe: Politicians, activists condemn raids and arrests, call it 'undeclared emergency'

Pune police Tuesday raided homes of prominent Left-wing activists in several states and arrested at least five of them

Women activists lash out at Meenakshi Lekhi's 'insensitive' comments on violence against women, say BJP has 'callous mindset'
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Women activists lash out at Meenakshi Lekhi's 'insensitive' comments on violence against women, say BJP has 'callous mindset'

BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi's 'insensitive comments' on growing incidents of violence against women in India has roused dissatisfaction among women activists.

Tarun Tejpal video: Times Now's use of material proof in an ongoing trial undermines law, ignores victim's rights
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Tarun Tejpal video: Times Now's use of material proof in an ongoing trial undermines law, ignores victim's rights

Back in 2016, Times Now lambasted “liberals” for viewing and basing their opinions about Tarun Tejpal case on a video, but now the channel is relying on the same dubious footage to make its arguments.

Alwar lynching: Protest in Delhi seeking ban on cow vigilantes
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Alwar lynching: Protest in Delhi seeking ban on cow vigilantes

Several student groups and rights organisations on Wednesday staged a dharna outside the Bikaner House here, demanding a ban on cow vigilantes across the country and justice to the family members of 55-year-old dairy farmer Pehlu Khan who was lynched in Rajasthan. Khan had died on 3 April after he was lynched by cow vigilantes in Alwar in Rajasthan.

Anti-rape law: Concerns that women will misuse 'draconian' law is why our legal system so murky
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Anti-rape law: Concerns that women will misuse 'draconian' law is why our legal system so murky

The petition puts forward a pretty skewed representation of the anti-rape law, by projecting the idea that rape cases are easy to win, when, in fact, rape convictions were at a five-year low last year.

From Kanhaiya Kumar to Shehla Rashid Shora: What prominent JNUSU office-bearers are doing today
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From Kanhaiya Kumar to Shehla Rashid Shora: What prominent JNUSU office-bearers are doing today

At look at some prominent JNUSU office bearers of the recent past and what they are doing today.